The entire Marvel Cinematic Universe fandom was filled with excitement as rumors floated yesterday that Marvel Studios has finally found the actor who will play the live-action version of Namor the Submariner in the billion-dollar franchise. Mexican actor Tenoch Huerta has reportedly signed on to play the iconic Marvel Comics character and will serve as the main villain of the upcoming Phase 4 offering Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
However, instead of getting a grand hero's welcome from the fandom, Huerta was greeted by good old cancel culture. Despite all the buzz surrounding Huerta's rumored MCU casting, the Narcos: Mexico star is apparently already drawing flak on social media over alleged "problematic" tweets. The said tweets, originally written in Spanish are said to contain subjects about homophobia, racism, and misogyny.
Other fans quickly came to the actor's defense, claiming that the said tweets were mistranslated and that the actor is just being sarcastic. According to them, the accusations some fans are throwing at Huerta are completely baseless.
I mean, it doesn't come as a surprise anymore and for some strange reason, I saw something like this happening from a mile away. That's canceled culture for you. I gotta say though, with Huerta's tweets being taken out of context, it's quite embarrassing that some people are still insisting that he did and said something wrong when the proof is already there. Goes to show that more and more people are having a closed mind and there's nothing to blame but this disease known as to cancel culture.
Meanwhile, Marvel Studios has yet to officially confirm Tenoch's involvement in Black Panther 2 and it'll be interesting to see if the current backlash he's experiencing will affect his potential MCU role. I'm guessing no because the folks over at Marvel are smart enough.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is slated for release sometime in 2022.
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